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Employee voice and private sector workplace outcomes in Britain, 1980-2004

Bryson, Alex and Gomez, Rafael and Kretschmer, Tobias and Willman, P. (2009) Employee voice and private sector workplace outcomes in Britain, 1980-2004. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0924. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Non-union direct voice has replaced union representative voice as the primary avenue for employee voice in the British private sector. This paper provides a framework for examining the relationship between employee voice and workplace outcomes that explains this development. As exit-voice theory predicts, voice is associated with lower voluntary turnover, especially in the case of union voice. Union voice is also associated with greater workplace conflict and poorer productivity. Nonunion voice is associated with better workplace financial performance than other voice regimes.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2009 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Series: Working Papers > CEP Discussion Papers
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 14:45
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 14:45

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